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Peregrini Landscape Partnership, community archaeology project

In November 2014 the Peregrini Landscape Partnership was awarded 1.37million from the Heritage Lottery Fund landscape Partnership Scheme Programme. This, together with additional partnership funding will allow a wide variety of conservation and engagement projects on Holy Island and the adjacent mainland. The Partnership Scheme area covers the whole of the Holy Island of LIndisfarne and the mainland from Scremerston in the north to Budle Bay in the south. The scheme name was chosen to be a reminder of the monks and other devout itinerants who, in search of wilderness and tranquility, built their cells, hermitages and monasteries on remote islands such as Lindisfarne. These people were known as Peregrini - and it is from this word that we get Pilgrim, thousands of whom regularly visit the area to this day.

NECT is working with The Archaeological Practice to deliver the community archaeology engagement element of the larger Peregrini Project. Engaging with community groups and indivduals interested in the archaeology of the area, running classroom based activities and onsite activities around the summer excavations on the island, and helping all interested to gain further knowlede and understanding in order to carry out historic research and landscape interpretation.